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Mental Health Needs of Transgender Youth

Video Length: 60 minutes

Description:
LGBTQ youth are at an increased risk for depression, suicidality, substance abuse and violence victimization and report lower levels of protective factors like family connectedness and adult caring, than their peers. Pediatricians play an important role in identifying mental health concerns and supporting LGBT youth and their families.

*This video is a part of Caring for Transgender Youth, Presented by the AAP Section On LGBT Health & Wellness Webinar Series

Learning Objectives:
After viewing this video, the learner will be able to:

  • To describe primary mental health needs of LGBTQ youth.
  • To describe critical role of family support in positive mental health outcomes.
  • To describe successful pediatric office interventions.
  • To identify resources to use or share with families to support the mental health of LGBTQ youth.

Authors:
Jason Rafferty, MD
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Co-sponsored by the AAP Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health

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